{FD} Cryptic letter taunts museum curator looking for missing masterpiece

The artwork, nicknamed “Española,” is the only missing piece from the 16 Cabrera did in a series of casta, or caste, paintings. The paintings location remained a mystery for decades, until two years ago when Ilona Katzew, the curator of Latin American art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, received a cryptic letter in the voice of the little girl featured in the artwork.

{FD} Houston reservoir reborn as public space, canvas for art

Houston’s first underground drinking water reservoir — a decades-old collection of more than 200 concrete columns inside a cavernous space near downtown — had been unused for years and was set for demolition when a nonprofit group reimagined it as something new: a public space.